Council member calls for beach safety plan amid Wonder Wheel 100th anniversary

Kimberly Dole
May 08, 2020 - 3:05 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The coronavirus pandemic has placed plans at Coney Island to a halt.

This year marks the iconic Wonder Wheel’s 100th anniversary.  Due to the shutdown, it has not moved.  

The historic Cyclone rollercoaster also remains at a standstill and may continue to do so for the duration of the summer.

Although some restaurants along the boardwalk are open the future of the amusement park remains unclear. 

City Councilmember Mark Treyger has called on the mayor to develop a safety plan for the beach and boardwalk and to provide resources for seasonal businesses.

Mayor Bill de Blasio previously announced that New York City's public outdoor pools will be closed this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, and does not think beaches will open anytime soon in order to prevent the gathering of large crowds of people.